Wilmer Valderrama is steppin’ up to the podium…
The 38-year-old Colombian and Venezuelan American actor will host next month’s ALMA Awards, which celebrate Latino achievements in American entertainment and media.
In a statement, Valderrama said Latino achievements and contributions need to be spotlighted more than ever at what he called a “critical” time.
The ALMAs — American Latino Media Arts Awards— are back after a three-year hiatus in time for the 50th anniversary of UnidosUS, previously known as the National Council of La Raza.
UnidosUS is the nation’s largest Hispanic civil rights and advocacy organization. In 1995 it created the ALMAsas a way to promote fair, accurate and balanced portrayals of Latinos in the entertainment industry.
Eva Longoriaand Gina Rodriguezwill be among the honorees at the awards show. Rodriguez, star of the CW’s Jane the Virgin, will share the awards spotlight with the show’s cast.
Activists Samantha Fuentesand Jamie Margolinwill also be honored. Fuentes survived the Parkland, Florida, school shooting, and Margolin founded the Zero Hourmovement to address climate change.
The November 4 ALMA ceremony is airing live at 8:00 pm ET on sibling TV channels Fuseand FM.
Former Fifth Harmonymember Ally Brooke Hernandezand singer Amara La Negrawill perform.
Fuse Mediamade a multi-year agreement to become the exclusive multiplatform media home of the ALMAs.